Nithya Raman is a once-in-generation candidate. As our partners at Bike the Vote L.A. say, “Raman articulates one of the most progressive transportation platforms ever put forward by a Southern California candidate for elected office.” CalBike enthusiastically endorses Nithya Raman for her commitment to bike safety and equity. We don’t usually endorse candidates for local […]
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Here’s something we don’t often say at CalBike: Good work, Caltrans! As we reported here, Caltrans pulled $100 million in funding from its biannual road repair program to add bike and pedestrian safety elements to some of the projects. This directive came from the top: Director Toks Omishakin. This was an explicit and unprecedented admission that […]
The pandemic took a big bite out of CalBike’s 2020 legislative agenda, but we were still able to win two important legislative victories this session. This was due in no small part to the thousands of CalBike members and supporters who emailed your representatives to urge them to support bike-friendly laws and amendments. Big win […]
Update: Following on the August 24 police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI, on August 31, a Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy stopped a Black man for riding his bike the wrong way on a quiet residential street. Moments later, the officer shot Dijon Kizzee dead. This has to stop. Will you sign our call […]
Now is your last chance to influence how Caltrans spends $100 million on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. The funding comes from an unprecedented set-aside that Caltrans director Toks Omishakin ordered, to add bicycle and pedestrian safety elements to projects in the 2020 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP). The SHOPP contains 920 projects. The […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dave Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org 916-251-9433 Sacramento, August 27, 2020: The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) announced a victory today in its campaign to protect bike share systems from a threat from the California State Senate. An amendment to Assembly Bill 1286 removed a provision that would have transferred all liability for any impact […]
Add one more item to the (loooong) list of legislative priorities that have been derailed by the coronavirus pandemic: Assembly Member Robert Rivas’s bike parking incentive bill. It is the last of many bills that CalBike was working on in 2020 to improve the policy environment for biking. CalBike now has more capacity to plan […]
For decades, the laws that protect the environment by requiring traffic impact analysis had a serious flaw. The analysis considered car congestion as a negative impact that should be mitigated. This led to road widenings to relieve congestion (which only led to more traffic and, soon after, more congestion). Even worse, these level of service (LOS) […]
The Bike Parking Bill (AB 3153-Rivas) passed the California State Assembly on June 8, 2020 with an overwhelming vote of 52-11. The bill, sponsored by CalBike, creates a statewide incentive for developers to build more bike parking and carshare spaces, in exchange for reduced car parking minimums. We put out a call Monday morning to […]
Our process for building transportation infrastructure is slow and expensive, even for bike projects. A simple protected bike lane will commonly require five years from approval to construction. Quick-build street design projects are an exception. They get bikeable and walkable infrastructure projects built fast and affordably. Quick-build is more vital than ever since the COVID-19 […]
BLACK LIVES MATTER
California will never have the equitable, prosperous and inclusive communities that CalBike advocates for until we address and redress the anti-Black violence that has plagued our country since slavery. We want to actively contribute to ending systemic racism, especially in transportation policy, and most especially in bicycling advocacy. We promise to listen and learn how we can best do this work. To our community members who experience the violence of racism on a daily basis: we see you, we hear you, and we stand with you.